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Seasonal News & Tips

Check back often for seasonal tips about what's going on in our area, updates on local pest and disease outbreaks, weather impacts, and more.

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How to Properly Apply Mulch Around Your Trees

Mulch is one of the least appreciated, but most important additions to the landscape, with many benefits for trees and your landscape. Unfortunately, it’s often used incorrectly, leading to plant disease, damage and even death. Learn what mulch is, how to use it and what to avoid.

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Spring Tree Care Tips For Northeast Ohio

March marks our transition from winter to spring, and it’s a good time to start taking care of your spring tree care needs. Here are the things you can do each spring to keep your trees healthy, safe and beautiful.

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It’s February: Time To Plan Spring Tree & Shrub Treatments (Yes, Really!)

It may still be winter but spring is just around the corner. And with spring comes insect pests and diseases. February is the time to plan and schedule spring tree & shrub treatments to prevent insect and disease problems. Here’s our treatment schedule for northeast Ohio showing when to treat specific insect pests, fungal issues and diseases.

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The Benefits of Evergreens in the Winter Landscape

During our long Northeast Ohio winters, it can seem like everything outside is hibernating. The trees have lost their leaves, the water is frozen over, and a blanket of snow covers everything. But evergreen trees and shrubs are still alive, colorful, and vibrant during these gray winter months, creating visual interest in the landscape and providing a host of other benefits.

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6 Benefits of Winter Tree Pruning

It’s a common misconception that tree maintenance cannot be done during the winter months. In reality, winter and early spring is a perfect time for many tree care jobs, especially pruning and tree removals.

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Protecting Your Trees During Deer Mating Season

During fall, bucks rub their antlers on young trees, causing considerable damage and even killing the trees. Find out what you can do to protect your trees from deer antler rubbing.

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Five Best Northeast Ohio Trees For Colorful Fall Foliage

What would fall be without the autumnal change from green to brilliant shades of orange, gold, red, and purple? Colorful fall leaves are almost magical and especially nice when the prettiest trees are planted in your own yard. That’s why we created this list of the best landscape trees for fall color in our part of the country!

Our favorites are well-adapted, Northeast Ohio native trees sure to perform beautifully in our area. Any of these five beauties will add big color to your fall landscape.

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A Quick Checklist to Keep Trees Healthy This Fall

Many new trees are planted across Northeast Ohio during fall, which is wonderful! However, it’s important to remember that your newly planted trees will rely on you to help them grow and thrive.

Follow this checklist to keep all of your trees, both new and old, healthy during the fall season and into winter.

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Fall Planting Guidelines for Northeast Ohio

The autumn season—late August through mid-October—is an ideal time to plant in Northeast Ohio. The key is to plant the right things the right way. Here are our recommendations for what to plant and how to care for it.

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Introducing Our New Operations Manager – Bob Cooley

Meet Bob, an ISA Certified Arborist and our new Operations Manager. He’s here to make sure you get the tree care services you need, when you need them.

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What's Next?

Things are constantly changing in Northeast Ohio - weather, pests, and tree diseases all affect your landscape. Stay on top of what's going on so you can keep your trees and yard safe, healthy and beautiful.